giving up the ghost

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jacdac

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‘What is it?’ I asked. ‘Is it a bearing?’ To my mind, the problem could have been that or anything; every component of the Farmall’s engine and transmission sounded on the verge of going cataclysmically wrong or giving up the ghost entirely.
Source: The Green Mile by Stephen King
Context: Paul is asking Harry why he veered the truck into a turnout.

What does the expression giving up the ghost mean?

Thank you.
 
  • jacdac

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    Lebanese
    Apology. Please ignore this OP. I looked it up again and it means to die.

    Thank you.
     
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